For a long time I admired the belt system of martial arts schools and wondered if I could adapt something similar to a music/technique curriculum. After a lot of musing, I created a 10 level Button Program. There are 10 levels, numbered 1-7 followed by bronze, silver and gold. Students move from one level to the next based on their acquisition of technical skills and note identification, and earn pin buttons that they can display on their bags. The response was exuberant and overwhelming!